Friday, November 11, 2016

Eastside Elementary Gets Donation

Amanda Lee, right, receives a check from Kodey Toney, director of the Pervasive Parenting Center (PPC) recently in Sallisaw. The check is part of the PPC’s special education classroom grant program. Funding will be used to purchase software for the classroom.

The Pervasive Parenting Center (PPC) recently donated $200 to help purchase assisted technology at Eastside Elementary School in Sallisaw.

The money will be used to update software for Mrs. Amanda Lee’s special education classroom said Kodey Toney, PPC director.

Toney said as funds are available, school districts in LeFlore, Sequoyah, Latimer, and Haskell Counties can apply for classroom grants to assist with purchasing supplies for their special education classrooms. To date, the center has donated more than $1,000 in grant funds throughout eastern Oklahoma. 

The schools must explain in less than 200 words what the grant would be used for and why they are necessary. A committee, made up of PPC board members, approves the awards based on need. 

In addition to the grant, the center will be donating six sets of headphones and two lap pads to help students with their education needs in the classroom.

Toney said, “We understand that budgets are tight in schools. This is especially true in the special education departments. We feel this is a little way of giving back to the community and helping the children in our local schools. We’re here to help families, schools, and especially the students.”

The Pervasive Parenting Center is a non-profit organization that launched in January 2014 to help families in eastern Oklahoma find resources available for people diagnosed with autism and other disabilities. They are partially funded by a grant from the U. S. Department of Education, but the funding for the classroom grants come from donations and fundraisers. 

For more contact Kodey Toney @ 918-658-5076 


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